NUFORC UFO Sighting 3250

Occurred: 1997-09-06 04:47 Local
Reported: 1998-02-27 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 15 min
No of observers: 2

Location: Covington, WA, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo

Triangle shaped with six lights underneath. One side of the triangle was red, one other side was blue. Both of these sides had a horizontal string of very bright lights straight through the middle, of strobe brightness.

I think I was born with my eyes on the sky. I have always been fasinated with the stars and planets. I take my children and grandchildren out to the yard during summer nights and point out the constellations. Show them satalights going overhead, explain how regular their orbits are. We stay up half the night in July/August to observe the meteor shower every year. My father flew small planes and I grew up at the airport. We have numerous fly overs from the military with large helicopters and transports, we see lots of police helicopters at night and we're also in the flight holding pattern for Sea-Tac Airport. I know what's up there and I know what it sounds like and I know what it looks like day or night. The morning of the sighting I got up to use the bathroom and saw the Orion constellation was incredibly bright and beautiful that morning so I stepped out onto our rear deck to view it, as soon as I stepped out onto the deck this object, impossible to miss was hovering directly in front of me at the tree line. It wasn't moving and it wasn't making any sound. It was about 30 feet in width in direct proportion with the side of a hockey puck. It was split in precise halves, one side red the other blue, with a string of very bright, strobe bright, lights horizontilly through the center of the object. It just hung there for some minutes. It started to slowly move sideways to the west, traversed the width of our little valley and then started gaining altitude, now moving northwest, gaining not more than another30 feet or so in altitude, just enough for me to see it's underside which was triangular shaped with 6 large lights. One at the front, then two, then three. It then changed direction, the point of the triangle headed northwest. I could again see the blue side. It then went out of sight behind a stand of trees. Before it disappeared I took a picture with my camera but of course it didn't come out. I don't like sounding like a cliche. This is not my first sighting here from my home. The last one here was in the winter of 91. It was about 60 feet across hovering over my neighbors home. Looked like an inverted gas stove burner. You could clearly see a metalic ring above the flame but nothing else. This was at 3:00 A.M. Thought I'd lost my mind or was dreaming and then the next night KOMO TV evening news showed a video of the object taken the night before in Puyallup around 8:30 P.M. Please, I would really like to talk to someone about these things. By the way I have an I.Q. of 132, I'm not hysterical, easily influenced, or excitable and I'm analitical by nature. I first check everything off the list it can't be.

Posted 1999-01-28

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